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The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #1

Who doesn’t like Surf and Turf? Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn’t like YOU?????????

The Eisner Award–losing and winning drawing-room talkfest The Shaolin Cowboy returns and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge . . . AGAIN!!!!

This is definitely one of those cases where I try to come into a series late and it doesn’t end well. It’s not to say that this book was bad, but I just plain had no clue what was going on. So when issue one asks The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?, that was not even a question I had.

Here’s what I was able to figure out from this next part of the series...

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Soupy Leaves Home TPB

Pearl Plankette ran away from her home to escape an abusive father and an unhappy future. Disguised and reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to an unlikely hobo, and they begin their journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California in this train-hopping, Depression-era coming-of-age tale.

Out of the terrible era of the Great Depression we still get the good tales of the ever moving hobo. Catching trains, avoiding police, making their way however they could, they had quite the interesting lives. In Soupy Leaves Home, we follow the life of a very different but just as interesting hobo.

Although she may have come from a family of wealth, young Pearl did not have a happy life...

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Cryptocracy TPB

For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

I have never been one to get into politics, but with current times it’s hard not to. You really have to wonder if there are higher powers pulling strings, and if so, what are they thinking right now? Now collecting the first half dozen issues, the Cryptocracy trade looks further into a world where that is the case.

Following the attack in issue one, the Elders of the nine Families gather to debate, or rather argue about the recent events...

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World of Tanks TPB

An untested British crew inadvertently commands an unconventional Cromwell tank into France while hunted by a hardened German Panzer unit.

As far as war history goes, there’s always been a fascination more often with World War II. There are so many components that were involved, one of which in particular were tank crews. In the World of Tanks volume that collects the five book series we’ll see what it may have been like for one of these crews.

In this adaptation, we follow along with a British tank crew that finds itself in a cat and mouse game with its German counterpart. What makes them different though is that one of the tanks somehow ends up being a training tank. The lighter armor makes it riskier but also makes it the fastest tank on the ground...

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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

The Legend of Zelda™: Art & Artifacts contains over four-hundred pages of fully-realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more!

Throughout the decades of video game history, there are those series that have reached a higher level of prestige. Even not being the huge fan that some of my own friends are, I definitely appreciate The Legend of Zelda. Having the opportunity to gaze upon The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, I can’t help but appreciate it more.

This hefty book is split into ...

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